Children of war... A hollow of Terror and Fear!

Passion & compassion to Mend children's shattered souls!

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria and terms of the Purina BetterwithPets Prize and, based on its description, I am eligible to apply:

  • Yes, I’m eligible

Should you be successful, please confirm your availability to attend:

  • Additional Skype interview(s) during the week of March 16-20th 2020
  • The Purina BetterwithPets Forum in Paris, on 3-4th of June 2020

Initiative's representative name

Dayana Beainy

Initiative's representative date of birth

4061968

Initiative's representative gender

  • Woman

Headquarters location: country

  • Lebanon

Headquarters location: city

Chouf Mountains, Mazraat Al Chouf.

Where are you making a difference?

Lebanon & all Arabic speaking countries.

Website or social media url(s)

https://www.facebook.com/dbeainy https://www.facebook.com/The-Shouf-Dog-Shelter-742398182820883/ https://www.facebook.com/Dayana.M.Beainy/

Date Started

January/2016

Focus Areas

  • Re-imagining the role of pets in society
  • help frustrated children to re-accept life and to reintegrate in life in a natural and balanced way.

What is your current yearly budget for the initiative? If you are an idea stage, what early budget you would need to kick-off and run operations in your first year?

  • €100k - €250k

Organisation Type

  • nonprofit/NGO: an organisation that uses its resources to achieve a purpose outside of creating profit

1. Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder(s) to get started or the story of how you saw the potential for this project to succeed.

People reported a stray dog left behind by her owners, they told me she remained where they left her waiting for them to return, under heavy rain, hail, snow... I wanted to treat her from the many frost bites she had and shelter her. She was badly abused so she ran from me to a river bank near by. As I ran after her My eyes caught in one split of second, a small boy throwing a huge rock at a puppy, it hits him in the chest, he howls briefly and disappeared into the bustling current of the river. It was such agonizing moments before we could save the drowning puppy, the man who helped me was the boy's father, a family of Syrian refugees, crippled by war, anger and lots of hatred towards life! The puppy, and the family are now at the Shelter

2. The problem: What problem are you helping to solve?

The middle east region is witnessing long torturing wars: Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, children are living through all kind of pain and despair, their perspective on life is dark and twisted, their approach towards humans and animal is becoming dangerous and very cruel at some point, I believe they could be perfect sprouts of future terrorists. We need to foster these lost souls and give them back them back their innocence and optimism

3. Your solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

"War Juniors" Media Center and Interactive Hub: In this project we aim to help children understand to importance of making the right healthy choice, we are going to produce a film for children on how important is to co-exist with other living creatures on our Planet, how to overcome our misfortunes, and how to improve the quality of our lives in harmonious, non violent ways regardless to any suffering or torture we have been exposed to in the past. Along with all our dear animal rescues in our shelter, we are going to help them mend their psychological wounds and give them the power and knowledge to become the future "Earth protectors" we are going to give them responsibilities in the center, writing and diffusing media, announcing their agenda and achievements on a local radio station, news reporting on social media, performing rescues, organizing Dogs- kids ecological hikes, play times and competitions with rescued pets, one on one Pet-Child healing/chilling hours. The activities will by under guidance of Experts, Vets, and Media and PR specialists to help repair those children's self esteem and consideration for any other living creature in nature and reconstructs themselves.

4. Innovation: How are you innovating or using unique approaches to solve the problem?

We are going to tackle this issue with the same tools they use every days: their multimedia gadgets, children are so attached to their phones for instance , so we are going to make a swift diversion in this addiction from waste of time or possibly harmful interaction to a whole executive influential media persona, who is totally aware of environmental issues like the climate change resulting from unhealthy human practices and excessive consummation, nature and animal abuse. I am in a process of producing a film on "the Human impact on mother Earth", I want to create one addressed to kids, that speaks their language and stimulates both their curiosity and their chivalry to transform their attitude from idle to active using their own tools.

5. How does your project harness the pet-human bond to help people develop important social competencies (For example: emotional intelligence, collaboration, empathy, resilience, inclusivity) and overcome serious societal issues (for example: violence, abuse, trauma, isolation, abandonment)?

The media center will be an extension of the "Shouf Dog Shelter" children and their parents will assist rescue missions, they will also get involved with the media releases e.g. : shooting, reporting, diffusing media live for the rescue on their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, they will influence their friends in their neighborhood and schools, with time the whole community will be involved in protecting and harmonizing with all elements of nature. Our rescued animals are usually traumatized and injured (poison, weapon shots, malnutrition, ill human treatment etc..) If children and parents engage personally on action with us they will see the negative impact of "a human wrongdoing and injustice" first-hand, it will impact them deeply, plus sharing and reporting the incident themselves and conveying their spontaneous observations and reactions to their peers will speak a million words in just one post, they will learn how to feel sorry for abused animals and elements of nature but also act to rescue, they will put their hands, voice, words, hearts in our mission which will become naturally theirs as well!

6. Impact: how has your project made a difference so far in terms of both business outputs and social impact? How do you plan on measuring progress?

Socially: In the "Lebanon after war" as I said killing became so easy, the "Value" of a "life" is no longer as it use to be before war. The matter is a lot worse in the neighboring countries which witnessed radical terrorism, children ISIS grooming, deportation, deprivation, hunger and even sexual abuse in their refugee camps, when we started our rescues the community would criticize us harshly, accusing us of insanity or even anti-human philanthropists using our resources to help animals instead of helping humans exclusively, with our constant and wise awareness campaigns, school visits, door to door open conversations and especially our media platform we managed to bring people to us, to our cause, convincing them of the importance of co-existence, and the "right of living" of every being. We now have children and parents volunteers, killing of strays has dropped considerably.

7. Growth strategies: what are your main strategies for scaling your impact?

We started locally and as everyone knows Media is the most effective force which we are using to implement Laws and Action in the state through the ministries of environment and agriculture, we are also encouraging municipalities to create their own shelters and enroll awareness programs in their duties' agenda. We are in the process of creating and registering our own "Movement" in collaboration with influential Environmental Parties in Europe, once our movement is approved by the ministry of interior we will be visiting all Arabic countries to help them implement a similar applicable plan.

8. Creating shared value: How does your initiative create value for different stakeholders?

This plan will create a full circle of "compassionate business" if I may call it: 1. Feeding the hungry (Purina and all healthy products) 2. Treating the sick and injured (Vets clinics and pharmaceutical) 3. Caring with love (pets necessities: homes, collars, leashes, cloths, quilts...) 4. The Media center in it shelf will create a homogeneous circle of action and reaction that will flourish with authentic values of human living, if a child help once, fed or protected a weak creature he will be eager to help again with his peers to show off and lead them into his circle. This wave of chivalrous compassion will soon spread and will definitely alter human behavior from bad to good, it will also reconstruct any crooked intention/behavior

9. Financial sustainability plan: can you tell us about your plan to fund your project and how that plan will be sustainable in the short, medium, and long term?

I am planning to fund it through national and international connections, locally through concerned ministries and the state, internationally by teaming up with devoted international organizations with similar concerns and plans to help save our Planet and its dear inhabitants,being in the media field helps us expand and connect, we are devoted, work hard, tell the truth, we show it to people and we get them engaged, I am sure financing will be much easier than taking people off their nonchalance and their bad habits. we do have the "Animal Aid Network" now with our colleague Nehmat Alameh with new members every week, we are members of LHEE NGO for Environment, We are going to be a sister movement to Party for the Animals/Netherlands soon!

10. Team: what is the current composition of your team (types of roles, qualifications, full-time vs. part-time, board members, etc.), and how do you plan to evolve the team’s composition as the project grows?

My self : Founder, Media responsible ( I am a Radio/TV writer announcer director/Activist Nehmat Alemeh: Animal Aid Network/rescuer Amal Kanafani: Vice president/ Projects coordinator Administration, PR and communication team, Workers at the shelters, Vets, we also collaborate with the Animal House Hospital in Beirut, rescuers, volunteers, we also have a whole network of donors, supporters, and media influentials, A local Radio Station and our Own Professional Film Director Walid Hassanieh

11. How do you plan to influence your field of work if you are a winner of this edition of the Purina BetterwithPets Prize?

We will definitely force forward: A professional you tube Channel, Seminars with advanced presentations and high quality Documentaries,an Environmental Cinema at the Media Center. We will be able to enter film festivals and competitions as well, therefore be very useful to our sponsors and get new ones for sure. We will invites corporate and entities to visit and share their Knowledge/Experiences with the community. Wining this prize will definitely help us change the whole picture painted of Lebanon and the Middle east, I believe it will give it back its humanity, its soft Oriental lyricism and Sufism after decades of violence... it will give Lebanon back its previous title: The Orient Switzerland... in one word: it will clean us!

12. How did you hear about this challenge?

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Evaluation results

119 evaluations so far

1. OVERALL Evaluation

Yes, absolutely! - 28.2%

Yes/maybe - 3.4%

Maybe - 1.7%

Maybe/no - 6.8%

No - 59.8%

2. Is this entry INNOVATIVE?

Yes, absolutely! - 27%

Yes/maybe - 5.2%

Maybe - 1.7%

Maybe/no - 14.8%

No - 51.3%

3. Does this entry have SOCIAL IMPACT?

Yes, absolutely! - 30.8%

Yes/maybe - 4.3%

Maybe - 4.3%

Maybe/no - 10.3%

No - 50.4%

4. Does this entry have potential to GROW & demonstrate LEADERSHIP?

Yes, absolutely! - 26.1%

Yes/maybe - 7.6%

Maybe - 3.4%

Maybe/no - 14.3%

No - 48.7%

5. Is this entry VIABLE?

Yes, absolutely! - 27%

Yes/maybe - 5.2%

Maybe - 6.1%

Maybe/no - 12.2%

No - 49.6%

6. Does this entry have POTENTIAL TO CREATE SHARED VALUE?

Yes, absolutely! - 28%

Yes/maybe - 5.1%

Maybe - 5.1%

Maybe/no - 10.2%

No - 51.7%

7. FEEDBACK – Highlights

INNOVATION: You have a great understanding of the problem, have researched existing solutions, and have developed unique, thoughtful new solutions or used an old model in a new way - 71.4%

IMPACT: You use specific numbers and evidence to describe what your project has achieved so far (or plan to achieve in the future) and you have a plan for measuring impact - 71.4%

GROWTH & LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL: You have a thoughtful plan for growth and your founding team has a strong combination of leadership and knowledge-based skills - 92.9%

VIABIBLITY: You have given a great deal of thought to not just the idea itself but how to make it work from a financial perspective in the present and future - 100%

CHANGEMAKING ACTIVATION: You value thinking around how to activate changemakers and empower them to innovate through your product or programming - 83.3%

POTENTIAL TO CREATE SHARED VALUE: You have a clearly defined plan on how to maximize shared value across multiple sectors and stakeholders - 81%

WRITING STYLE: Your writing style is concise, descriptive, clear, and specific - 59.5%

Other option - 0%

8. FEEDBACK - Areas for Improvement

INNOVATION: Be more specific in your description of the research you have done into the past solutions to this problem and focus on how your solution is unique and innovative - 100%

IMPACT: Provide specific instances of your social impact and how you plan to measure impact – it may be helpful to describe the beneficiaries, products and programming, and provide evidence of (or plan for) how to measure impact - 96.2%

GROWTH & LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL: Your plan for growing the organization can benefit from more specifics. How can you round out the various skills of your current leadership team to make the project a long-term success? - 82.3%

VIABILITY: Make sure you have provided descriptive information about your financial sustainability plan. Where do the funds come from now and do you have a concrete plan for future sustainability? - 82.3%

POTENTIAL TO CREATE SHARED VALUE: Your plan can benefit from more thought on how to create value for all stakeholders, not just immediate beneficiaries - 73.4%

WRITING STYLE: Try to be more concise, descriptive, clear, and specific. Avoid jargon - 60.8%

Nothing – I thought everything was great! - 25.3%

Other option - 1.3%

172 comments

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Great project

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Very nice project!!

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Thank you Samer, Appreciate your support.

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Very nice project !!

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Thank you Tia, much appreciation.

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Amazing project

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Thank you dear Nagham, much appreciation.

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You have my full support

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Thank you my dear, your support is much needed.

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I love your project keep going

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Thank you Sari :-) How wonderful !!

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Realistic and essential project. Full support

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Thank you suzan,
will be relying on you guys when we start the work soon nchallah.

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We need such projects urgently. It is only a local issue it is international.

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yes Lina, wars are everywhere, most vulnerable beings are paying the price.
Thank you for your support.

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Amazing work much needed. I support your idea completely.

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Thank you Nasim, I am very grateful for your support.

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amazing work

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Thank you Omar, I appreciate your participation

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Photo of Ranni Bea

Important project. Full support

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Again,
Good morning to All,
I want to address all our supporters and viewers to be fair, read the projects carefully and do not counter attack, I want you all of you kindly to appreciate the hard work of our fellow competitors, and to respect the efforts they have put into their ideas, if you do not like their ideas just do not put them down... please. Every single competitor deserves a chance. I have a full faith in the judges panel, I believe strongly in our project, and I believe most of all in the integrity of the two Major creators of this challenge Purina and Ashoka.

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bravo good gob

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Thank you Ihab, I truly appreciate your opinion.

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C'est un projet extraordinaire qui va absolument avoir un impact positif sur la relation humaine avec les animaux au Liban et dans le monde arabe où les animaux sont en souffrance quotidienne due à l'ignorance de l'importance de cet être dans notre vie.

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Bonjour Fadi,
absolument! L'environnement, les animaux et les enfants sont ceux qui payent les prix ultimes. dans les pays enragés par les guerre, comme Déjà partout dans le monde et depuis la nuit de temps les humains n'ont jamais cesse de se battre sous pretextes infinis: race, couleur, genre, langue, idee, religion.... l'ignorance dévore l'esprit, on inflige notre frustration sur ceux qui sont moins puissants que nous! Il faut absolument restaurer ces defauts meurtriers, et retablir à nouveau une vie saine, equilibree, respectueuse de tout: la nature, l'environment et tous les etres vivants!

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Wonderful initiative, very much needed in these times where human beings are becoming disconnected from their humanity.

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Thank you Anbara. What a beautiful name!!!!
I believe what you said is true, people are becoming colder and distant from their values, and this is the main problem unfortunately!

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فكره مبتكره ومشروع رائع اتمنى لكم النجاح

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شكرا حسن. نحن نتمنى أن تنتشر هذه الفكرة في الوطن العربي الذي يعاني منذ أزمان بعيدة من الحروب و آثارها على الكبار و الصغار على حد سواء, كما نتمنى أن تمتد عمليا" لتطبق في العالم أجمع

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Verry nice project

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Thank you Yasser, I am very happy you liked our idea.

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Well done

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Thank you Jamel,
I highly appreciate the positive evaluation from someone who is in your position and your caliber.
We need more of you in the Arab TV Stations!!!

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To be a human being that's normal but to being a human this the most needed...

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Exactly!!!!
Thank you Eyad

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Goodluck
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Thank you Farah,
I appreciate your support.

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Bravo! Excellente participation pour un sujet/problème qui n'est pas du tout addressé en société et auquel aucune solution n'a été offerte. L'effet qu'un animal peut avoir sur les enfants dure à vie et ressort les meilleures qualités d'une personne.

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En fait, seul l'animal peut aider un enfant a se debarasser de sa soufrance, pacequ'il se donne entierement sans conditions ni repit, notre chien par exemple ne se lasse jamais a nous faire plaisir, il ne s'ennuie jamais de nous, il pressent un danger qui nous guette, il est aussi tres sensible pour pouvoir deviner une contrariété ... et beaucoup d'autres valeurs un peu affaiblies (pour m'exprimer gentillement) chez plein des "humains" actuellement. Un animal est un compagnon qui garde notre secret, n'exige pas trop en retour, il est toujours fidele et passionné de nous!!! Voilà...Merci pour votre support Antoine.

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Best of luck! This project deserves all attention due to the urgency of the situation in war affected countries, and the impact war has on children. Children who live through wars are scarred for life, and nothing better than our furry friends to help cure these psychological wounds.

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Good Morning Racha.
I reinforce your comment,
If you look back at the registered social history of people in 2020 years for example you will notice two prominent things: 1st the effect of people who have endured extreme brutality in their lives due to wars and international conflicts, these people can easily develop irreversible damage in their subconsciousness that will find its way back to emerge sooner or later and would maybe take a form of hatred or even attacks on others. secondly you will observe that criminality rates are increasing dreadfully in between humans themselves and Animals and every single element of nature: tree, waters, mountains... Literally every beings!!!

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I wish you luck. opponent
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Thank you Sefa. You too

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I live in Dallas Texas United States of America and I have been following Dayana Beainy’s project for years. I have never known any person living in harder conditions with her passion for the animals she rescues and cars for them as though they are her own children.

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Thank you Faouzi for your constant support, Animals need us. Our "Divine" demeanor caused our Planet irreversible damage, it is now or never! One should not be selfish, selfishness is a sickness, only few things are needed for a basic decent human existence, This Earth is suffering from our excessive greed!

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God bless you ❤

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Thank you Merna. Bless your heart

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Bonne chance ❤️����

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Merci Sara infiniment. J'apprecie votre evaluation.

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Beautiful initiative! All the best!

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Thank you Lili,
I appreciate your support habibti.

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Thumbs up Dayana! ������

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Bonsoir Taline,
I am very happy you admired it, Hope to have you on board with us.
Thank you so much for your appreciation.

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Dayana is a dedicated hard working animal lover, she is devoting her life to give our beloved animals a better life

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Paola my dear friend, I only do what all humans are supposed to do. Sometimes I ask myself when and why the humanity started to go so wrong that it became real hard to call us "Humans"!
Thank you Paola for your generous time and support.

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Excellent project, innovative, and effective. It actually saves lives and fosters empathy.

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Thank you Dina, it does actually, save both animals and humans especially traumatized children. appreciate your support.

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This is a wonderful and much needed initiative. Animals have been proven to help those suffering from ptsd, and it’s a lasting effect.

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Hi Paula,
yes we believe Animals can cure and mend psychological scares, they can protect save and defend courageously their beloved guardians. we already are seeing the results of children - dogs bonds, it is just amazing how it work vice versa. thank you Paula for your precious support.

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Good Morning everyone,
I have been away from the site yesterday, we had lots of emergency rescues in our region due the extreme cold weather. I get few minutes to look into the evaluation progress and I must say I am puzzled but I think I know exactly what is going on therefor; I want to address all our supporters and viewers to be fair, read the projects carefully and do not counter attack, I want you all of you kindly to appreciate the hard work of our fellow competitors, and to respect the efforts they have put into their ideas, if you do not like their ideas just do not put them down... please. Every single competitor deserves a chance. I have a full faith in the judges panel, I believe strongly in our project, and I believe most of all in the integrity of the two Major creators of this challenge Purina and Ashoka.

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Good luck.. love the idea

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Thank you Nana, I feel so happy to be able to reach out, this is a good sign. Regards from the Shouf Dog Shelter team.

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Goodluck��

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Thank you MAYA for your support, I appreciate.

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مشروع مميز ، بلتوفيق

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شكرا" جزيلا" رباب على تقديرك و مشاركتك أفكارنا

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شكرا كتير رباب على المساهمة
انشالله كلنا سوا منغير الوجه البشع لبلادنا

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مشروع مميز إلى المزيد من التقدم والعطاء
نحن كثير فخورين بوجود هيك مشاريع وهيك عالم
إلى الأمام

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تسلمي نتالي شكرا
انشالله تكون بادرة خير لكل المجتمعات العربية و العالمية

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Great project

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Thank you Mirvat, I really appreciate your support. hope you would be part of us when we start working on the ground.

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In a world of fear and violence, there is a wonderful team of beautiful souls at the Shouf shelter who are working hard to make a change. They love and respect all life on our AMAZING planet. They are devoted and dedicated to bringing peace and love to the world. Such dedication deserves recognition and respect, please support the wonderful work they do.

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Thank you our dear friend, in a world of violence, good people prevail like a beacon in the night, the humanity has drifted from its main path, senseless existence is dominating our youth lives now, it takes a genuine dedication to re-direct all emotions and acts into the right channel, but together we can do it. The Violence comes usually from ignorance, the fear as well, because we only fear what we do not understand, we are going to try to make people understand simply how life is created ... and how it is suppose to be, unlike the common public saying that the "life is only for the strong", life should be for everyone and everything... and the strong should help the weak survive! This how we see it ... and this is what we are working on. Thank you again for supporting us from the United Kingdom, please take care. Love and Peace to you all.

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Very nice ��

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Thank you very much Omar, we are very honored to have your support, Hopefully we can also work on similar projects with "King Salman Aid and Relief Humanitarian Center" with your collaboration so the whole region starts a regional awareness program soon. Thanks a lot again.

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مشروع ممتاز

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شكرا يمنى. رأيك هام جدا" بالنسبة لإلنا جميعا" لخير الإنسان و الحيوان و البيئة .كلنا مع بعض انشالله لنحمي
لطبيعة و كل مكونتهاو للتعايش الأمثل

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Great project. It's a very demanding issue. Hopefully, you will win.

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Thank you Lama very much, yes it is very vital not only for our Arab Middle-eastern communities but for the whole world, our Planet is on the Verge of extinction because of the constant abuse of all kinds, there is no time left. W e need to act NOW

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Hope you win this prize ♥️

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Thank you dear Jolie, much love and appreciation habibti.

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Great project with vision that change a lot on planet earth

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Appreciate your positive mark Hind, we plan to start a serious of documentaries in 3 languages (Arabic, English and French) to help people understand and feel the misery of these livings( both human and animal/environmental) ... sometimes due to their lack of time or attention, people just pass by the case but do not understand the deepness and effects of such trauma and eventually its consequences on all the others!

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مشروع رائع

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شكرا ايهاب نحن منعتز كتير برأيكم و مساندتكم

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Effective actions must be done by the experts, Dayana you are the perfect person to do it , go for it my dear.
God bless you

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Thank you walid, I wish to partner with you once we start our project, you are a great asset for us with all what you are doing for animals and humans in your region. Thank you again for your support.

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Photo of Bahaa Farhat

Very important project. It is about time.

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Yes Bahaa, it is about time to put an end to the atrocities committed against living beings in broad day light and in dark nights. Thank you for your support.

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Amazing project. Amazing devoted people. Full support.

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Thank you Adele, we believe in our mission, we know it is the right thing to do! we thank you for your support, it is precious for us. Thank you.

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What an amazing perspective and initiative !
we support.

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Thank you dear Soraya, we rely on you also with the APAF community to spread awareness, all help is needed to save as much as we can. we are the only voice they have, we can not let go.

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No doubt that you will win. Great job and proud of you Dayana

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Thank you for your precious trust Safaa, we have changed a lot of the community stigma since we started our rescues-awareness program at the Shouf Dog Shelter, we have been laughed at, disgraced so many times but we kept moving forward with our solid perspective and principles, the community has changed because of our perseverance, no more poisoning, no more throwing the dog out because the guardians are bored or do not wish to be responsible of their pet anymore, everyone is calling us for help and information ... and this in itself is a major change we made that we wish to continue making with the execution of this project "The Media Center for the children and their parents". Thank you again for appreciating our work, hope you join us on the execution of the project soon.

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Bravoo hope you would win

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Thank you Sanaa, I am glad people are getting their attention towards this very urgent cause. Thank you for passing by.

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I'm Too hope you win this prize

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Thank you Jack very much. It is an international project, hope we get to gather as many good people as we can from around the globe to work with us spreading awareness and saving as much children and (beloved) animals as we can.

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Verry nice project ❤️❤️❤️

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Thank you Mako, I appreciate. maybe you can join us on this project.

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I hope you win this prize

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Thank you Mako, very sweet of you, are you at school or university?

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I am at school

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I am very impressed. you logged in and participated you must be with us on our project brave Mako!

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I will tell my friends too about your project

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you are most welcome with all your friends and your school mates.

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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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much love. Thanks

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Thank you Myriam. Honored to have your support.

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Sending all the support and love from Australia!! You’re doing a great job! ❤️

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Thank you Noor, it is a community project, we need the support of everyone to make the change. Thank you again.

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Dear fellow participants and Public kindly do not hesitate to ask any question you think of, we are here to discuss a major issue, we believe in social and intellectual interaction for peaceful debates are the best way to a create a global awareness and understanding.

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Yes I do. It is an ambitious colorful project with lots of potentials. I would love to join you on it.

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I will be honored my friend. This is an international project with possibly international sponsors and we are going to put serious efforts into making it happen. We believe it is achievable.

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Thank you.
Another question if you do not mind:
How would this media center help them recover?

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By letting them Voice their pain, transfer their frustrations into a positive enthusiasm , and replace their suffering with a whole cheerful attitude.... they can share humanitarian acts like rescuing strays and taking them to the vet through the media center with every other child no matter what country he comes from"that in itself will reduce the masked racism we start to feel here, they can help planting new trees for instance and invite their classmates to come discover a certain region's Fauna & Flora and then write/ announce/ produce a short film about it, they can assist in recycling for example... creating a wall of art from recyclables.. they can merge in the host - society in a positive way, they will learn that each soul has value and a right to live... unlike everything they have live during their ordeal ...Their life will be full of senses and knowledge this will completely transform them I believe, you think not?

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Dayana I have a, question for you

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Good evening Amal, yes of course

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What a great question!
yes of course they will and they are already, for many reasons: 1st the number of Syrian children in Lebanon during the Syrian war has risen dramatically, according to the UN statistics they are almost equivalent in numbers to local children. 2nd because of the brutality of the war in Syria, the displaced children are more tormented than any other child, due to the multitude sources of conflict, not to forget ISIS of course which is in it self the most horrible threat to them psychologically and intellectually. I believe that Syrian children need a great therapy with specialists and serious means to help them recover from their painful experiences.

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Are Syrian displaced children going to be involved in your project

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I totally supporter of Dayana cause and looking forward for more

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Thank you Tarek. It is a global concern evidently.

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LOOKING FORWARD

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Thank you Tarek. We all do.

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An extremely important project to save both children and animals.

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Thank you Diana. We are trying our best to spread awereness

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Dogs are the most true friends that remains beside you for nothing unless love

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Very true Noha. Their loyalty. Attention sensibly makes me cry. It is the human race that needs curing these days!

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An extremely important issue that tackles the fact of awareness from childhood on mercy and passion towards all beings..so how come when we are dealing with children of wars. Bravo go go go

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Thank you Ghina, your opinion is so precious to me knowing that you are one of the most influential and dedicated activists in Lebanon for the matter of protecting Animals and Environment alike, we need to keep enforcing the laws against any abuse while working wisely on the awareness especially with children, this is a "hard to convince generation" between their games, the horror movies and the reality ... a very dark sick shadow is building before their sight, it is not easy what we are doing and you are a major part of this change. again I am honored by your opinion and your friendship dear Ghina. Thank you for passing by.

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It breaks my heart to see such loyal animals bring treated in such cruelty! Dayana we’re all with you! Full support with anything you need to help make this world a better place! This is inhumane and unacceptable! Dogs are the most loyal of all! And they should only be treated with love and care, not just dogs! But all animals as well ❤️❤️❤️

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I know exactly how you are feeling after seeing the film and reading what I wrote, just because I suffered a great deal while editing it, many sleepless agonizing night. I couldn't sleep nor eat, I could not believe that this is happening in our country and sometimes by the hands of municipalities' officers! we need to change a whole generation of carelessness and ignorance, we can not stop. if we stop they die as simple as this!!

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All the best Diane ♥️��

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Thank you Mark, I appreciate your contribution.

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Hello from USA! thank u Dayana for spreading awareness and trying to make this world a better place for us all people and animals to live in together safely and happily

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Thank you Sultana, I think you could relate to what I have mentioned since you are an Arab living in the United States, you might also feel the difference in how children are brought up concerning Environmental issues and how laws are different as well both in legislation and in the application of any penalty resulted from criminal acts and abuse against animals and environment. I really appreciate you contribution and feed back.

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Goodluck dayana�� and best of luck ��

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Thank you Rona, much appreciated.

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Thank you for spreading awareness Dayana!

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thank you for being so attentive Samer!

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the world needs to be reminded what humanity should look like��thank you for this contribution����and best of luck����

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Thank you Mira,
yes unfortunately the world is changing and it seems that bad is easier than the good somehow, no matter what the challenges are we need to keep moving forward, we can not let go, we can not allow ignorance and violence take over, we all need each other in this world and I believe there's enough room for everyone and everything.

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Best of luck ��❤

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Thank you so much Carla, I appreciate your comment :-)

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À mon avis c’est un sujet très important surtout dans notre pays où la guerre a détruit les pierres et l’esprit humain. On a besoin de rééduquer les enfants victimes de cette guerre à mieux respecter la nature et les animaux afin de vivre dans un environnement sain . en plus ça va aider les enfants lui-même à récupérer leurs santé psychologique .
bonne courage !

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Bonjour Ruba, et bien merci d'avoir participer, je veux bien souligner sur le fait que les effets d'une guerre ne sont jamais uniquement locaux, comme deja l'effet d'une pollution, quelque soit son endroit, ses impressions seront repandues partout!
Une guerre est un denouement des vues malsaines des esprits égoïstes mais surtout detruisants, les êtres les plus fragiles sont les plus touchés (enfants, animaux et tous les éléments de la nature) et c'est exactement où on est aujourd'hui avec les conflits internationaux et même au sein d'un même pays. Ce project peut demarrer au Liban et faire le tour de la terre, devenir possiblement une methode de therapie et d'entraînement pour accepter les autres quelque soient leurs problèmes.

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This is a very important issue to be addressed, because in war affected areas or places of conflict, children are expressing their anger and bitterness by hurting and abusing animals sometimes in the most horrific ways. The victims are usually dogs and cats. It is urgent and necessary to solve this problem and re-educate children about kindness and compassion, which they have been themselves deprived from...

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Thank you Nehmat for your accurate description, children do exert all their hidden pain and fear on creatures who are much frailer and more vulnerable than themselves, I believe the saying: "once abused ... becomes an abuser", realistically it is true in most cases especially if the source of abuse is so horrendous like wars, and total devastation, or displacement or even great losses in their families as it is a daily occurrences in Syria and Yemen nowadays, and this the exact reason behind the title I chose for my Entry: Children of war/Hollow of terror and fear... I know it is exactly as I described it.

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I believe that this endeavor tackles a unique issue and strives to transform children born in areas of conflict from part of the problem to part of the solution. This approach, if equipped with the right resources, can yield potent results!

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Yes Rami this is exactly what I am talking about,
we need to re-create our community with the best values: love . compassion, CO-existence, the right for the other to BE as simple as this... but in order to achieve this change, proper means are mandatory.

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Dayana has started a berry special initiative
that we approve as And encourage .
i as Apaflebanon founder though I have
a lot of difficulties in my own ngo and will
need much support to be able to proceed legally
i support DayanA’s hard work and the understanding of’ what is the chain that should be adopted as:
humans, environment and Animals .
we cannot put aside one of them as they are part of
the balance we are seeking and working for.
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Dear Soraya we are all a chain, a life cycle, we complete each other, if this chain breaks which is happening already violently, the whole cycle will be interrupted. I am sure you have seen yourself the atrocities of children and parents towards animals in Lebanon, I am also sure that you have witnessed a boy on his motorbike dragging a dog hanged by a rope behind him like a rug ... people are becoming insensitive towards this act, and this is what is worrying me the most ! these acts are becoming Familiar! That is why I want to fight back, I want to create a sort of " counter strike" and Media is the most powerful way to achieve that. If you take children to rescues, then ask them to help you with treatments, caring and all, they will naturally explore their humanity and talk about it in front of their mates, it will be only matter of time until the whole community changes its attitude towards "non human" beings, not to forget that the children will have their own radio station and Media Center to convey their experiences Loud and Live!

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نحنا بحاجة لهيك مشروك ببلدنا لان الاطفال وللاسف عم يتربو عا ايدين اباء وامهات بيتقاووا عالضعفاء الي ما بسمع صرختهن غير الله عز وجل فا مشان هيك نحنا منشجع التربية الاخلاقية للاطفال والكبار على السلام مع كل شي خلقه الله وحط فيه الروح وما النا حق ننهي حياة اي حدى منهن ونحنا اكيد مع هيدا المشروع الرائع

One of the kind project. BRAVA

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Thank you Rawya,
every word you said is true: the violence is like a virus devastating our society. it exists of course all over the world, but it surely finds its fertile soil in countries ravaged by war and impoverishment. In the Middle East children are probably more exposed to radical movements because of their social situation or extreme need but also due to historical conflicts of different ideologies , they follow the lead of any person who gives them their daily bread, the problem is the outcome of this whole situation: what is happening here is going to effect the whole world: Europe, US, Canada, Australia.... everywhere... unless we interfere and interrupt this vicious circle by implanting a good knowledge, a fine psychological adjustment in order for them to differentiate between Bad and Good. A child who enjoys killing birds massively and proudly displays them on the hood of his car, posting hundreds of pictures on Facebook to show off,
a child who sees his parents poisoning fragile hungry stray dogs just because they dislike dogs or they are annoyed with its barking at night, is a child in jeopardy, he poses a threat to himself as well as the community and all the environment. Birds and dogs are evidently in greater danger each day as it is becoming a fashion and a pride to kill !!!! We need to teach to children how to
re-become "Humans"

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❤️

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merci chere Luana.

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Convensing and truly realistic

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I really appreciate your comment, thank you Rami.

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love you back lamar

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اكيد منشجع هالمشروع الي منربي الاولاد على السلام والرحمة مع كل شي الله حط فيه الروح
Brava.

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شكرا ست سهام.
معا" من أجل مجتمع أكثر إنسانية

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اكيد مع هالفكرة الرائعة الي عم تخلي الاهل يخففو او يقضو على العنف والشر اتجاه اي كائن خلقه الله
Brava ��������

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بشكرك سيد أحمد
نحن بالحقيقة عم نشتغل بشكل يومي على الأرض لنساعد الأهل و الأطفال يفهموا أهمية اللطف كمبدأ أساسي للتعامل مع البيئة و الحيوان و بالتالي مع بعضن البعض.

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نحنا منشجع كل مشروع بيهدف لنشر السلام بالعالم وطبعا مشروع تربية الاطفال على الرفق بالحيوان من اهم المشاريع لمستقبل خالي من العنف والحروب
بالتوفيق انشالله

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شكرا جزيلا" ريما. طريقنا طويل و محفوف بالمخاطر, و الموروثات الإجتماعية العتيقة اللي بتقول إن الإنسان هو سيد الأرض المطلق! الحقيقة إن الإنسان هو جزء من كل, و التعايش بسلام مع كل الأجناس المشاركة بالأرض هو ضرورة حتمية.

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In India one and only one man persist for 30 years planting on a infertile land till it become a forest ,so everything have a start . Daina we are with you in this struggle, we are living in an area that suffer from the terrorist thought and the worst is by teaching the children this thought then they start implementing that on animals.its time to start confronting that bad ideology to avoid other countries like Europe moves to it, so helping us is helping the hole world by indirect way .

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I agree with you, I still remember when "daiish" "ISIS" posted many films on how they are grooming the upcoming generations! children less than 6 years old are trained to kill in cold blood, they even forced women to eat the flesh of their own cooked infants!!! it can never get more horrible than this, these children are now living among us, with time bombs in their souls... we need to save them and ourselves from this devilish training by adjusting them with love and care but most of all by correcting the information they have been given about the world and how they need to address (humanly) their differences with the other.

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I really see eye to eye with Ms. Dayana's project! In fact, teenagers are getting violent because of their life itself. The stuff they watch on TV, in social media, and on many more programs is making their personality easily change to the worse. They start applying their unneeded knowledge on people, animals, or their environment in real life, such as hurting people, killing animals, and polluting the nature. Thus, I really appreciate her hard work on making social life better without violence and brutality.

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Exactly! I am sure you have experienced yourself these abnormal behavior with your surroundings, where children are so vulnerable and largely exposed to post-war or socially defective families due to many circumstances. Starting a good deed will not only help the child who did it to become better, it will influence his fiends and colleagues as well.